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Started by jmac, October 21, 2005, 04:17:29 AM
Quote from: Ron Edwards on November 23, 2005, 07:34:48 PMThat would also seem to be related, for some folks, to the "my character does exist" issue.
QuoteChris Lehrich and I recently had a great conversation about the early stages of writing RPGs, based on the misty and probably never-to-be-articulated processes experienced in the late 60s and early 70s. My take on these events was that Sim play was probably not the earliest play ... but that Sim aesthetics did inform the earliest writing, based on an aesthetic desire that was different from what happened / was realized during play. Speculation, I freely state, but my discussions with folks like Greg Stafford provided some confirmation, anyway.
QuoteWhat that means for this thread is that Sim may well exist ("exist") more as an assumption rather than as an actual thing. ...Which is much like what you've been saying in the Beeg Horseshoe, as I understand it, Mike ... although that would mean we need to distinguish between a probably unreachable desire for what play "must" be able to do, vs. what actually gets realized as a functional CA by/through play itself.
QuoteEXPLORATIONThe imagination of fictional events, established through communicating among one another. Exploration includes five Components: Character, Setting, Situation, System, and Color. See also Shared Imagined Space (a near or total synonym). SHARED IMAGINED SPACE (SIS)The fictional content of play as it is established among participants through role-playing interactions. See also Transcript (which is a summary of the SIS after play) and Exploration (a near or total synonym). TRANSCRIPTAn account of the imaginary events of play without reference to role-playing procedures. A Transcript may or may not be a Story. STORYAn imaginary series of events which includes at least one protagonist, at least one conflict, and events which may be construed as a resolution of the conflict. A Story is a subset of Transcript distinguished by its thematic content. Role-playing may produce a Story regardless of which Creative Agenda is employed.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on November 28, 2005, 02:50:38 PMThat's exactly what I said in my big essay, Mike, as you know. Exploration as the foundation, the three CA's as "what you do with it."